NEW YORK (AP) — WNBA President Lisa Borders says she hopes that rescinding the fines the league imposed over black warmup shirts worn in solidarity for shooting victims will lead to a fresh start on social activism for the players and their union. “I would tell you in reflection, recognizing that we were at an […]
Michael Jordan, the man widely considered the greatest basketball player in NBA history and the lone African-American majority owner of a franchise, has decided to speak out on the country’s growing racial and social unrest, according to The UnDefeated. “As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of […]
The league also stressed that will spend the Olympic Games break improving how they will address societal issues down the road.
Green was a trailblazer in the football world as he was one of first African-American head coaches in both college and the NFL.
The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. The league had expressed its opposition to the law known as HB2 since it was enacted in March, and its decision Thursday came less than […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Social activism is coming at a cost for WNBA players. The WNBA has fined the New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever and their players for wearing black warm up shirts in the wake of recent shootings by and against police officers. All three teams were fined $5,000 and each […]
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Coach Mike Krzyzewski got his first glimpse at the new-look U.S. national team, as the team opened camp at UNLV with just two players back from the 2012 national team that won the gold medal in London. Carmelo Anthony returns for his fourth run at the Olympics, after winning a bronze […]
Serena Williams hid a family heartache as she won Wimbledon last week. It has been revealed that her dad, Richard Williams, had a stroke and has “debilitating memory issues,” his wife told RadarOnline.com Lakeisha Williams, 37, Richard’s third wife said he was released from the hospital last week. “His condition is fair – he’s up and […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Vanderbilt football player was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison after he was convicted of taking part in the gang rape of an unconscious female student. Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Monte Watkins handed down the sentence for Cory Batey after the victim in the case said her […]
This is a glorious thing to see. Right in front of our eyes, more and more Black athletes are speaking up about societal conditions such as gun violence in the Black community and police brutality in particular. That was never more evident that tonight at the ESPY Awards where LeBron James, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony […]
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell has apologized for posting a drawing on Instagram last week showing a police officer getting his throat slashed. Crowell posted the drawing after men in Louisiana and Minnesota were shot and killed by police. He subsequently deleted the post, but a screenshot continued to be […]
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Minnesota Lynx players did not wear T-shirts supporting the Black Lives Matter movement ahead of Tuesday’s game in San Antonio after four off-duty police officers walked away from security jobs at a Lynx game over the weekend because of the garb. The shirts worn before Saturday’s game in Minneapolis against the […]
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor assault and battery over the weekend near the Michigan State campus, police said Monday. The alleged incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the city where Green played for the Spartans from 2008 to 2012. East Lansing […]